Intro to Radio & Podcasting 2024 (Edinburgh, Dundee & Fife)

The Gaydio Academy, in partnership with The Prince's Trust Scotland, delivered radio and work skills training, peer support and mentoring to help people from 3 areas in Scotland (Dundee, Edinburgh & Fife) and the surrounding areas become more confident and employable. All participants benefited from one-to-one support and getting a plan of the next steps to take.

Each intensive round of training delivered five informal training sessions over a single week at multiple locations including 'The Waldorf Astoria' in Edinburgh and K107 FM. Training focused on:

Course Layout

  1. Introduction to radio and how to become a radio presenter

  2. Show content & news presenter skills

  3. Other roles in radio & music

  4. Podcast creation ideas on a subject of their choice

  5. A session exploring the next stage progression, tailored to the specific needs of each participant, including creating their podcasts.

Podcasts

The end goal of the week was for each participant to produce a podcast in a group that they could take away with them but on topics the groups could relate to. Please see below the podcast created by Connor & Russell:

News Demo

During one session, participants took part in creating a news report from scratch and recorded this live. Taking current news stories, they constructed a journalist layout to present this on-air. Individually, they recorded and then edited this down to the final feature. Please see below one example created by Nat, J & Azmath:

Pictures

Testimonials

  • Thank you again for your knowledge and wonderful personality Lee, has honestly helped my mental health

    Participant from course
    Edinburgh
  • This course was an absolute blast!

    Participant from course
    Edinburgh
  • So much knowledge and enthusiasm for teaching. Thank you for the course and your knowledge and making the working world seem less daunting

    Participant from course
    Edinburgh
  • Just got a new job in Manchester. I'm really happy wouldn't have found this job if it weren't for the Gaydio Academy so thank you so so much

    Participant from course
    Edinburgh